San Jose Skates Past Columbus 3-2 - Recap
Antti Niemi stopped 42 shots against Columbus on Wednesday, leading San Jose to a 3-2 victory at Nationwide Arena.
Bettors who backed the Sharks were rewarded as -130 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
San Jose got goals from Patrick Marleau, Kent Huskins, and Kyle Wellwood in the victory. Huskins opened the scoring at 1:56 of the second period.
Antti Niemi turned in a 42-save effort for the Sharks.
Kristian Huselius and Grant Clitsome scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Antti Niemi.
Columbus got a 29-stop effort from Steve Mason in the loss.
On the power play, San Jose went 0-for-3, while the Blue Jackets were 2-for-4 with the man advantage.
San Jose lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 44-32.
Next game, San Jose takes its act on the road to face New Jersey looking for another win. For Columbus, they head home to face Colorado.